Choosing the Perfect Wedding Favors
Weddings can be very expensive to put together. People
sometimes spend thousands of dollars to plan and put on the wedding and
reception. It seems as the planning goes on there are more and more necessities
of wedding tradition that add hundreds of dollars to the wedding budget. One of
those traditions is the giving of wedding favors as a way of thanking your
guests for their participation in your special day. It is challenging, however,
to find the right favor for your wedding and your guests.
When it comes to planning and purchasing the wedding
favors and gifts for the guests and the bridal party there is a temptation to
skimp on these items. But the wedding couple needs to remember that these are
the items which they are using to express their appreciation to all their
friends and relatives who have shared the day with them.
quality wedding favors & gifts is an important part of the wedding planning
and the budget should allow for enough money to make these be nice items to
give. This doesnt mean that the wedding favors & gifts have to cost a
lot of money but means that careful consideration should be given to make sure
that even if the gifts are inexpensive they are quality items.
are on a tight budget, a homemade favor such as cookies, candy, soap, or
candles are appropriate, or purchase something small or meaningful for less
than $2 each. Making favors may take more time, especially in the last days
before the wedding, but it can help your budget. You may want to enlist the
help of friends, family and bridesmaids if you choose this route. Do not skimp
on favors, but don't feel bad about creating something beautiful for your
guests on a low budget.
An easy '$2' option is a small picture frame with the couple's
photo or an insert with the date and couple's names. You can even pick up photo
magnets that guests can place on their refrigerator to remind them of the
couple on a daily basis.
If you plan to give favors such as candles,
potpourri or soap that have fragrance, you won't want to place them at the
table to mingle with the food and create an unpleasant aroma. Set up a table by
the entrance of the reception hall where guests can pick up their favors when
Another option is to offer favors that go along with the meal.
Give a box of fudge or chocolate-covered cherries. Almonds or fancy nuts can be
placed in a decorative box for a special touch. You can try chocolate candy
bars in different shapes, a heart, rose, or have the label say something unique
about your wedding. If you prefer something a little more romantic, you can
always wrap the candy in plastic to keep it protected and then wrap it in a
piece of toile with coordinating ribbon.
The key is to show your guests
that you put time and effort into choosing or making favors. You want the
guests to feel special and impressed with your choices and work. They should
feel as though they were a part of the planning process, not an after
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Wedding Favors Articles
Tips For Finding The
Best Wedding Favor Ideas
After spending endless hours choosing the perfect
wedding dress, the best bridesmaid gowns, the perfect food, the perfect cake,
the perfect church and the perfect reception hall, you may be all out of ideas
for the perfect wedding favors.
Choose Fabulous Wedding Favors
Both bride and groom have to make a list of favors
that depends on certain things like wedding theme, wedding location, wedding
colors, number of expected guests, important members of wedding ceremony and
required favor items.
Personalized....Fun n games!
A personalized wedding favor could be
anything from body and bathing products, food, kids-related to metallic, ethnic
souvenir or even articles of interior decor and travel. Your choice of the
personalized wedding favors will depend largely on the setting of the wedding,
the area and the 'formal/informal' approach of the wedding.
Wedding Favors and Theme
There are many types of weddings - formal wedding
themes, destination weddings, and weddings based around a particular theme such
as the seasons. Other popular wedding planning themes include themes based on
sports, lifestyles, hobbies to name a few.
Beach Wedding Favors Your
Guest Will Love
There are many different kinds of beach wedding
favors, and it is important for the couple to shop together so that they can
find beach wedding favors they both agree on.
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